Islamabad May 10, 2016: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has welcomed the release from captivity of Ali Haider Gilani son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani.
The release of Ali Haider Gillani after three years of captivity is a most welcome news not only for Ali Haider Gillani and his family but also for the whole nation, said the former President in a statement today.
One can well imagine the torture of uncertainty inflicted on Ali Haider Gillani and his entire family ever since he was abducted on the eve of May 2013 elections and kept under detention for years, he said.
Ali Haider Gillani and his entire family deserve to be commended for enduring this ordeal with great patience and commendable dignity.
The former President expressed the hope that despite this shattering experience Ali Haider Gillani and the family will remain unscathed emotionally and psychologically and that the young Ali Haider Gillani will soon re-group himself and move on in life.
The former President said that it was not yet clear as to who and how his release became possible. However, all those who made efforts in securing his release deserve to be commended.